Gender Equality

In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to empower women and girls.

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Identity politics

Why the acronym BIPoC does not have to explain anything

The acronym “BIPoC” is a self-designation that symbolises solidarity between people who have experienced racial discrimination. The term is not suitable for categorising social contexts or specific people.

Queer people

Defending the progress made

Much has been achieved for queer people in Germany in recent decades. At the same time, they are still a target for physical and psychological abuse.

Gender rights

Pakistan’s politically assertive women

Against the backdrop of the global #MeToo movement, a new wave of feminist politics swelled up in Pakistan

Natural disasters

Consequences of cyclone Freddy

Malawi is particularly hard hit by the climate crisis. One year after tropical storm Freddy, the devastation is still catastrophic, and the lingering effects of the storm are robbing girls and women in particular of their future.

Discrimination

Jobless due to epilepsy

Zimbabwe’s epileptic people are facing various forms of discrimination, often they do not get a job or cannot find a partner.

Our View

Why ODA is better than its reputation in donor countries

Official development assistance has helped countries to prosper, and it increasingly serves global public goods.

Informal business

Hard working female head porters in Ghana

In Ghana, many rural, poor women are left with no option but to take up labour-intensive blue-collar jobs, such as carrying heavy loads with pans on their heads.

D+C/E+Z

Why we believe in our Digital Monthly

What purposes our Digital Monthly serves, and how it differs from the print issue

Peacebuilding

Women in Cameroon fight for participation in the peace process

While women pay a disproportionately heavy price in armed conflicts every day, they are still largely excluded from official peacebuilding processes

Sexualised violence

In war as in peace

Awareness of sexualised violence in conflicts is mostly focused on its strategic aspects. However, it is also vital to address systemic discrimination and violence against women in peacetime

Governance

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.

Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.